Buckwheat Groats Pilaf (Kasha) W/ Mushrooms + Olives

Buckwheat Groats Pilaf (Kasha) W/ Mushrooms + Olives

Nutty Fluffy + Gluten Free
Course Starch
Cuisine American


  • 1 + 1/2 Cups Whole Kernel Buckwheat
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbls Neutral oil
  • ½ Medium Onion Diced
  • 1 Jalapeño or Serrano Chili Small dice
  • 2 Cups Chicken or Vegetable Broth
  • Salt + Pepper
  • 1 + 1/2 Cups Oyster Mushrooms or another kind - sliced
  • 1 + 1/2 Tbls Butter
  • S+P
  • 2 Green Onions sliced


  • In a Medium heavy gauge black cast iron pan or 2 quart sauce pot heat oil over a medium heat.
  • Mix together egg and buckwheat then add to pan. Slowly toast this mixture stirring frequently about 5 minutes.
  • Add your onion and chili pepper, continue stirring until the grains are lightly browned and fragrant another 5 minutes.
  • Next add your broth along with some salt and fresh ground pepper. Bring this to a boil, lower temperature and cover.
  • Next sauté the mushrooms in the butter and then stir them into your simmering groats.
  • Continue cooking until done. Total time about 35 minutes.
  • Test for doneness by tasting how firm the groats are, you may need to add a tiny bit more liquid.
  • Let groats rest covered for at least 5 minutes. Fluff with fork. Garnish with green onions. Enjoy